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  • Forum Thread: That's What I Call Value For Money!

    I'll have two please...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Homebase Robins - The Second Brood 14-06-15

    I returned to Homebase this afternoon to see how the latest brood was progressing. There are four nestlings. Both adults were near the nest and they reacted to the offer of mealies in very contrasting ways. The female flew at me and pecked my hand before taking the mealies from the flower pot where I...
  • Forum Thread: Bathtime Robin June 20th 2015

  • Forum Thread: RSPB Spotlight: Robins by Marianne Taylor

    http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/rspb-spotlight-robins-9781472912114/ I purchased a copy this morning from Foyles in London. I started reading it on the Underground journey home and continued to read it as I was sitting in the garden during the afternoon. I didn't put the book down until I had read...
  • Forum Thread: I've Waited Almost Two Years For This Photo Op...

    Since the appearance of Little BR III back in August 2013 to be exact. This is the first juvenile Robin to visit the garden since then. I'm not counting GR, because he had gone through his body moult when I first saw him last year and already had adult coloured plumage. This young Robin put in an...
  • Blog Post: Sightings towards the end of May.

    17th May Strong north-westerly wind blowing. High tide about midday running at 9.5 m LOGBOOK ENTRIES Whimbrel, Blacktailed Godwit, Lapwing, Heron, Willow Warbler, Shoveler, Teal, Wigeon, Canada Goose. 18th May Much warmer today although the NW wind was brisk with sunshine and some hail...
  • Forum Thread: Looks Like Someone Has Been Fighting...

    When GHR came down for his mealies this morning, it was clear that he had been scrapping. I politely asked him to wait while I took some photos and he duly obliged by turning his head from one side to the other, thus allowing me to get some nice shots of his newly plucked bonce! His encounter clearly...
  • Blog Post: Summer time...

    What a gorgeous week at Loch Gruinart. To celebrate I quickly grabbed my clipboard and did a butterfly survey… mainly green-veined white butterflies to be seen but one or two peacocks as well. Peacock butterfly - Heather Watkin There’s plenty else to see on the woodland trail...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Has Anybody Seen My Tail Feathers?

    Slightly better view of that depleted tail! And a gratuitous Robin photo. Why not? He is after all, Britain's National Bird!
  • Forum Reply: RE: Homebase Robins - Updated 22-05-15

    On the very same day that her first brood fledged, the Female Robin constructed a new nest. Unfortunately, she made her new home on a mobile display unit which was moved just before she had completed the construction of the nest. However, she persisted and built another nest (her third) on the next display...
  • Forum Thread: Has Anybody Seen My Tail Feathers?

    Not sure what has happened to GR's tail feathers, but he only has one remaining! Maybe he's getting a head start on his moult lol
  • Forum Thread: Bathtime (Robin Style) 2015. Or is it 2012?

    Today I had a deja vu moment, when I was joined in the garden by a Robin who decided to take a bath just a couple of feet from where I was working on some fence panels. It wasn't GR. He only has a single tail feather and is too skittish to bathe so close to me. There are two possibilities. It was...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Britain's National Bird

    To the Victor go the spoils...
  • Media: Robin feeding from my hand at Leighton Moss

    My wife and I visited Leighton Moss RSPB on Saturday 23rd May and managed to tempt a few robins to take food from our hands. This is probably the clearest photo we got of one of them, it isn't easy trying to hold the camera in one hand while doing this and still getting it in focus etc.!
  • Blog Post: Strange goings on

    This week there has been a few odd goings on. They have not been particularly rare occurrences but unusually for one reason or another. Probably the strangest find was an unusual singing Willow Warbler along the Yellow Trail. Generally it was singing like a typical Willow Warbler , but occasionally it...
  • Media: Robin 1

  • Forum Thread: Garden Robin Returns

    GR 'disappeared' for a short time (having started coming in to the kitchen for mealies a week or so back). He re-appeared on Sunday and has been in and out of the kitchen and the garden on a regular basis since then. He's eating some mealies, but is taking most of them away. Hello again...
  • Forum Thread: Homebase Robins - The Second Brood Fledging Report 28-06-15

    A pair of Robins has chosen to nest in the plant section of my local Homebase. The nest is in an Asiatic Lily flower pot and there are six nestlings who aren't far from fledging. I took some live mealworms to the store on Sunday and gave them to one of the staff who has covered the area and put up...
  • Forum Thread: Blue Tit, Robin, Jay

    added one more Great Tit as this one's a bit of a sweetheart lol
  • Forum Thread: This thread's for MC !

    Robinfest from today .................... still waiting to see some speckled fledglings so meanwhile you'll have to make do with the adults ! someone's been fighting ..................... !!
  • Blog Post: Highlights - last week in April, 2015

    24th April. Spring sunshine - the Lonning . . . . . . with the track carpeted in dandelions and daisies. Female Blackcap picking insects from the blossom. . . . or is it sipping nectar? Nevertherless, a good pollinator! Female Wheatear in newly ploughed arable field near farm. Logbook...
  • Media: Giving nature a home

    I thought you might like this photo I took at Blacktoft last week. The Robin doing its bit for the RSPB cause
  • Forum Thread: A Bird In The Hand Is Worth How Many In The Kitchen?

    For some reason, GR is rather reluctant to feed from my hand. Before his little 'accident', whatever it was, he always hand fed. Since that time, he has collected mealies but has also been rather skittish. Considering all this, what happened yesterday came as something of a surprise. I have been...
  • Blog Post: Photo diary, 17th -23rd April

    Robin in the Spring sunshine - will join you as you walk along the Lonning. A surprise find today - a Spotted Redshank feeding with two Common Redshank on the floodwater - LHS of the Lonning. Spotted Redshank and Redshank. Swallow over the wetlands in front of the hide. A few Shelduck...
  • Blog Post: Mid April review.

    15th April. Day turned out to be slightly warmer than of late - although the night had been frosty, the early morning rain and sunshine that followed, warmed things up somewhat. A pair of Bullfinch were seen frequenting the hamlet and early afternoon a Chiffchaff was belting out its song from the...